NASA Researcher Discusses Mars Exploration

Posted: February 10, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With a topic that’s out of this world, Eugene Trinh of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will share his insights on “Project Mars: The Space Program Reaching New Heights” on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Mason Hall Board Room on the Fairfax Campus. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by Trinh’s remarks at 7:15 p.m. The event is part of the “One Step Ahead: Hot Topics in Technology” speaker series sponsored by the MS in Technology Management program in the School of Management.

Trinh is the director of the Human System Research and Technology Development Center in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA. He is among the leaders spearheading U.S. efforts to return astronauts to the moon and also go to Mars. In his remarks, Trinh will share an update on the plans, strategies, and key technologies that will make NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration a reality. He will also share his perspectives on the space exploration technologies NASA is currently developing to advance U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests.

Trinh has held senior positions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech and NASA’s Office of Biological and Physical Research, where his work led to investigations that will greatly impact the human exploration and development of space. He was also a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia during a 14-day space lab in June 1992. He holds degrees from Columbia and Yale Universities.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations should be made by Feb. 12 to Janet Palmisano at jpalmisa@gmu.eduor 703-993-1857.

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